In Loving Memory of Diana Blenkhorn

Arbor Memorial
September 7, 2023
Category: Special Feature
Region: Canada

Diana Blenkhorn

Diana Lynn Blenkhorn – May 13, 1956 – Sept 1, 2023
Diana, Mom, Nanny, Sister, Auntie Di, Cousin, Friend, Boss Lady, Lady Di – You will be forever loved and missed dearly. At the age of just 67, and after a long battle with illness, Diana passed away peacefully on the evening of September 1, surrounded by her loving family and in the kindness and care of Northumberland Hall care home. Diana started her employment with the Maritime Lumber Bureau on April 18, 1977, first as a secretary but spent the majority of her professional career as the President and CEO (1988) until her retirement in September 2015. Diana dedicated her working years to the softwood lumber industry, advocating for Maritime lumber producers worldwide.

In her capacity as President & CEO of the Maritime Lumber Bureau, Diana served on many national and international organizations and associations including the Canadian Lumber Standards Accreditation Board, the National Lumber Grades Authority, Canadian Wood Council and the American Lumber Standard Committee. She received many accolades for her work including “Man of the Year” in 1993 and again in 2006. 

She blazed new trails as a woman in a male dominated industry and not only held her own but was a commanding force with passion and energy behind all of her efforts. During her almost 4 decades at the MLB, she left a legacy and formed lasting friendships with many esteemed colleagues.  She will be fondly remembered for her huge heart, her love of her family, her generosity, and her love of travel.

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